Candy

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Candy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient.wikipedia
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Confectionery

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Candy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient. The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy.
The words candy (US and Canada), sweets (UK and Ireland), and lollies (Australia and New Zealand) are common words for the most common varieties of sugar confectionery.

Chocolate

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The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy.
Many candies are filled with or coated with sweetened chocolate, and bars of solid chocolate and candy bars coated in chocolate are eaten as snacks.

Rock candy

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Rock candy, made from crystallized sugar, was the simplest form of candy, but even this basic form of sugar was considered a luxury and was only attainable by the rich.
This candy is formed by allowing a supersaturated solution of sugar and water to crystallize onto a surface suitable for crystal nucleation, such as a string, stick, or plain granulated sugar.

Food additive

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As the path from producer to market became increasingly complicated, many foods were affected by adulteration and the addition of additives which ranged from relatively harmless ingredients, such as cheap cornstarch and corn syrup, to poisonous ones.
Some additives have been used for centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling (with vinegar), salting, as with bacon, preserving sweets or using sulfur dioxide as with wines.

Sugar candy

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The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy.
Sugar candy is any candy whose primary ingredient is sugar.

Dessert

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Unlike sweet pastries served for a dessert course at the end of a meal, candies are normally eaten casually, often with the fingers, as a snack between meals.
Candy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient.

Confectionery store

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While some fine confectioners remained, the candy store became a staple of the child of the American working class.
Most confectionery stores are filled with an assortment of sweets far larger than a grocer or convenience store could accommodate.

Trick-or-treating

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Candy packaging played a role in its adoption as the most popular treat given away during trick-or-treating for Halloween in the US.
The "treat" is usually some form of candy, although in some cultures money is used instead.

Caramel

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Once the syrup reaches 171 °C or higher, the sucrose molecules break down into many simpler sugars, creating an amber-colored substance known as caramel.
A variety of candies, desserts, and confections are made with caramel: brittles, nougats, pralines, flan, crème brûlée, crème caramel, and caramel apples.

Candy corn

Soft or creamy candies, like candy corn, may last 8 to 10 months in ideal conditions.
Candy corn is a candy most often found in the United States and Canada, popular primarily around Halloween.

Poisoned candy myths

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By the 1970s, after widely publicized but largely false stories of poisoned candy myths circulating in the popular press, factory-sealed packaging with a recognizable name brand on it became a sign of safety.
Poisoned candy myths are urban legends about malevolent strangers hiding poisons or sharp objects such as razor blades, needles, or broken glass in candy and distributing the candy in order to harm random children, especially during Halloween trick-or-treating.

Breakfast cereal

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The product concept was re-introduced unsuccessfully in 1939 by another business as Ranger Joe, the first pre-sweetened, candy-coated breakfast cereal.
Some of the most popular brands include freeze-dried fruit and others are flavored like dessert or candy.

Gummy bear

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Some candy, including marshmallows and gummi bears, contains gelatin derived from animal collagen, a protein found in skin and bones, and is thus avoided by vegans and some vegetarians.
Gummy bears (German: Gummibär) are small, fruit gum candies, similar to a jelly baby in some English-speaking countries.

Cellophane

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Wax paper seals against air, moisture, dust, and germs, while cellophane is valued by packagers for its transparency and resistance to grease, odors and moisture.
The following year, the company Comptoir des Textiles Artificiels (CTA) bought the Thaon firm's interest in Cellophane and established Brandenberger in a new company, La Cellophane SA. Whitman's candy company initiated use of cellophane for candy wrapping in the United States in 1912 for their Whitman's Sampler.

Golden Crisp

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Post Foods introduced their own version in 1948, originally called Happy Jax and later Sugar Crisp.
At the 1904 World Fair, the Quaker Oats Company made a candy-coated puffed cereal, a wheat-based product similar to Cracker Jack's candy-coated popcorn.

Empty calories

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Candy is considered a source of empty calories, because it provides little or no nutritional value beyond food energy.
Sugar: cake, cookies, sweets, candy, soft drinks, fruit-flavored sweet beverages and other foods containing mostly added sugars (including High-fructose corn syrup).

Lead(II) chromate

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Some manufacturers produced bright colors in candy by the addition of hazardous substances for which there was no legal regulation: green (chromium oxide and copper acetate), red (lead oxide and mercury sulfide), yellow (lead chromate) and white (chalk, arsenic trioxide).
In the 1800s, the product was used to impart a bright yellow color to some types of candy.

Minimal nutritional value

Most sugar candies are defined in US law as a food of minimal nutritional value.
Some kinds of candy, including hard candy, jelly beans, gummy candies, marshmallows, fondant candies such as butter mints, licorice, cotton candy, and candy-coated popcorn.

Carmine

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Other ingredients commonly found in candy that are not suitable for vegetarian or vegan diets include carmine, a red dye made from cochineal beetles, and confectioner's glaze, which contains shellac, a resin excreted by female lac bugs.
It is routinely added to food products such as yogurt, candy and certain brands of juice, the most notable ones being those of the ruby-red variety.

List of candies

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List of candies
Candy, known also as sweets and confectionery, has a long history as a familiar food treat that is available in many varieties.

List of desserts

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List of desserts
There are a wide variety of desserts in western cultures, including cakes, cookies, biscuits, gelatins, pastries, ice creams, pies, puddings, and candies.

List of top-selling candy brands

List of top-selling candy brands
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Candy making

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These are called sugar stages.
Candy making or candymaking is the preparation and cookery of candies and sugar confections.

Halloween

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Candy packaging played a role in its adoption as the most popular treat given away during trick-or-treating for Halloween in the US.
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Tooth enamel

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When these bacteria metabolize the sugar found in most candies, juice, or other sugary foods, they produce acids in the mouth that demineralize the tooth enamel and can lead to dental caries.
Sugars and acids from candies, soft drinks, and fruit juices play a significant role in tooth decay, and consequently in enamel destruction.